Posts Tagged ‘Dupont Circle’

Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle Losing Out to Other Neighborhoods, Analyst Says

In the D.C. metro area scramble for offices, restaurants, and retail, some established neighborhoods are falling behind newly-gentrifying upstarts. According to the Washington Post, real estate scholar Christopher B. Leinberger thinks that Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan are poorly poised to take advantage of development, while H Street and NoMa show potential.
“Adams Morgan needs to [...]

Dupont Sexual Assault Victim Not Satisfied With Perpetrator’s Guilty Plea

Dupont Circle sexual assaulter Oscar Mauricio Cornejo-Pena pleaded guilty yesterday to four attacks, but at least one of his alleged victims isn't satisfied.
"There are other victims out there, and they are not going to feel any justice," says photographer Liz Gorman, who brought attention to Cornejo-Pena's crimes after she blogged about her own assault in [...]

District Line Daily: Wedding Planning

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With Question 6 approved in Maryland, the Times reports that the state's wedding planners are [...]

A Gore Vidal Statue for Dupont Circle?

The late writer and gadfly Gore Vidal once demanded that statues of him and sex researcher Alfred Kinsey be erected in Dupont Circle, in honor their fight against the sexual squares. He told the Paris Review:
Finally, I am proud to say that I am most disliked because for twenty-six years I have been in open [...]

Photos: Pride Parade

Dupont Circle, June 9
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Photo: Woman on Park Bench

Dupont Circle, NW.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photo: Dance Dimensions

Dupont Circle, NW.  May 13th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photo: Dancing

Dupont Circle, NW.  May 13th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

The Needle: Guilty As Charged Edition

And Then There Were 12: For months, Harry Thomas Jr. claimed he was innocent of all the allegations against him, even after he agreed to repay the District $300,000 that the attorney general said he stole. And then all of a sudden, he admitted he did it all. In a guilty plea in federal court [...]

D.C. Statehood: The TV Series

"Today Mayor Vincent C. Gray and D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development Director Crystal Palmer will participate in a series of meetings with cable network executives in New York to attract more cable production to the District. Mayor Gray and Director Palmer also hope to encourage network executives to develop programming for [...]

Photos: Upside Down Car

Photos: More High Heel Race

Full Gallery here. © 2011 Matt Dunn

Photos: High Heel Drag Race

17th Street NW, October  25
Full gallery here.

The Needle: Snow In October? Edition

High Heeled Sneakers: When it first began 25 years ago, the Dupont Circle High Heel Race must have been shocking indeed—a group of drag queens running down 17th Street, taking shots along the way, at a time when the nation barely wanted to acknowledge that gay culture even existed. These days, the race has gone [...]

The Needle: Rain, Rain, Go Away Edition

Lost in the Flood: There was a time when it seemed like it hadn't rained in the District for weeks; grass dried up and died, it was unbearably hot, and weather officials were issuing drought warnings for the region. That time was August. Since then, it basically hasn't stopped raining. Which means today, like all [...]